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World Fashion & Word Religion  

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The basic invention of religion was done to provide economical environment to flourish its God (DNA) by advertising & selling its food, fashion, language and places by these three Intellectuals + Powerful + Industrialists. Weak God (DNA) could not protect its ancient history (Fashion, Food, and Dialect) and so could not protect its future geography too; and many religions are extinct or in endangered category now. To globally spread nation’s Fashion, Food & Dialect is much more important than investment in army & arms for national security. That’s why women’s face covering is a controversial political (not at all religious) issue in most of the educated countries, it is just a financial plan of a religion (i.e. long term politics).

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Some African countries such as Malawi, Niger, Congo, Zimbabwe etc are erroneously ranked poor, what if they could globally spread and advertise their religion (food, fashion, language and places). If globally people replace European bread/pizza/burger, pant/shirt/coat/gown, English/Mandarin/Hindi/Spanish and religious tourist place in Europe/Middle East/Mexico/Japan by corresponding things in these poor countries – now this is the only and only work of religion.

Judaism

Hinduism

Buddhism

Sikhism

Zoroastrianism

Chinese Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism

Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism

Judaism

The tallit is a Jewish prayer shawl worn while reciting morning prayers as well as in the synagogue on Sabbath and holidays. A kippah or yarmulke (also called a kappel or “skull cap”) is a thin, slightly-rounded skullcap traditionally worn at all times by Orthodox Jewish men. Married Orthodox Jewish women wear a scarf (tichel), a snood, a hat, a beret, or – sometimes – a wig (sheitel). A kittel (Yiddish: קיטל) is a white knee-length cotton robe worn by Jewish prayer leaders.

Hinduism

Hinduism was never a word in ancient Indian religious history, even today Supreme Court of India dictated Hindu as a way of living. Hindu (Etymology Sindhu) is a name of river flowing in north India & now in Pakistan too. The term Hindu became popular & common by Egypt, Greek and Roman ancient time travellers who had to cross Hindu (Sindu) river to reach India. It is the oldest religion in world and it is called Sanatan Dharma (or Eternal Duty), which is now called Hinduism. There is no interference and control of religion on dress in Hinduism, however smaller Indian states, districts and own different dress and costume but still in same religion. So a Hindu of north India wore different dress from a Hindu of south or north-east. Saints, Hermits, Cleric, Priest, Monk and religious men and women has certain custom to wear saffron red or saffron yellow unstitched clothing, robe, shawl and wrap.  There is freedom to choose dress based on custom and tradition over religious dress so in north Dhoti or Pajama, in south lungi, in north east tribal costume etc allowed depending upon local folklore.     

Buddhism

Kaasaaya are the robes of fully ordained Buddhist monks and nuns, named after a brown or saffron dye. Buddhist dresses are said to have originated in India. In Chinese Buddhism, the Indian kāṣāya is called jiāshā (Ch. 袈裟). In Japan, the Indian kāṣāya is called kesa (袈裟).The antarvaasa is the inner robe covering the lower body.  uttaraasanga is a robe covering the upper body. The saṃghāti is a double layers robe of Bhikkhus or Bhikkhunis.

Sikhism

In 1699 Great Guru Gobind Singh Ji commanded Khalsa Sikhs to wear at all times; these items: Kesh (uncut hair), Kangha (a wooden comb for the hair), Kara (an iron bracelet), Kachera (100% cotton tieable undergarment (not an elastic one)) and Kirpan (an iron dagger large enough to defend yourself). Of course different types of turban depending upon occasion and occupation such as Nihang, Dastar, Bunga, Dumalla. 

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Zoroastrianism

Parsi (Zoroastrian) women wear the sārī (robe) in India. sudre and koeshti, The shirt or sudre is made out of white cotton, and is kept scrupulously clean. The cotton is a symbol for the sacredness of the Plant Creation. It looks really like a T-shirt with a V-neck. At the point of the V, over the chest, is a symbolic “pocket.” This pocket is called “the pocket of good deeds” and is the symbolic place where virtuous deeds are stashed. Over the white cotton shirt or “sudre,” and tied around the waist, is a sacred belt called the koeshti.

 

Chinese Religion

Priests often wear red robes. Red is the Chinese colour of good fortune. Taoist monks and nuns can still be found. There are 5,500 Queen Zhen order monks. They live in temples and wear blue cotton jackets and white spats. They are not allowed to cut their long hair which is held up in elaborate topknots. Taoist nuns in Jiangsu wear black pants, bright blue work smocks and coil their hair above their heads. The Scarf of Original Chaos ( 混元巾Hunyuan Jin ) is a kind of headdress usually worn by Daoists. It has a round hard brim of black silk and a hole in the top. The Nine-Fold Scarf ( 九梁巾Jiuliang Jin ) is a kind of hat usually worn by Daoists. It has a lean top like the lean roof of Chinese tiled houses. The front has nine folds and nine beams. It is similar to the Chunyang Scarf (重陽巾 Chongyang Jin ) or the Nine-Fold Huayang Scarf ( 九轉華陽巾Jiuzhuan Huayang Jin ). Ritual Dress ( 法衣Fa Yi ) is the general name of the clothes Daoists wear in rituals.  The Scarlet Robe ( 絳袍Jiangpao ) is a kind of Ritual Dress ( 法衣Fayi ) which the Ritual Master ( 法師Fashi ) wears in large-scale rituals. The term ‘ Daoist Dress’ ( 道衣Dao Yi ) is the general name for the clothes Daoists wear in rituals and daily life. Cloud Shoes ( 雲鞋Yunxie ) are a kind of shoe worn by High Priests ( 高功Gaogong ) in rituals.

Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism

The jōe is essentially a white kariginu, traditional hunting robes worn by nobles during the Heian period. The Shinto priest who wears the jōe is attired in a peaked capcalled tate-eboshi, an outer tunic called the jōe proper, an outer robe called jōe no sodegukuri no o, an undergarment called hitoe, ballooning trousers called sashinuki or nubakama, and a girdle called jōe no ate-obi. The white robes, or ian sokutai 衣冠束帯 were the ceremonial full dress of gentlemen. The priest is holding a small wooden plank called shaku 笏. Hakama 袴 are worn by all sexes like the miko. Hakama are tied at the waist and fall approximately to the ankles. Hakama are worn over a kimono hakamashita.

 

About Author

MIFT ( Mysore Institute of Fashion Technology) students, trainee and scholars study and research about fashion, makeup, forecasting, e commerce, disruptive technologies in fashion & cosmetics industry. The primary research objective is to create open industry modular ecosystem platform for fashion designers and makeup artists to work and earn in hyper personal and local market using IR 4 and 5 ( industrial revolution) technologies to disrupt connected digitalization of mass production. 

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